H. R. 1601
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 17, 2013
Mr. Grijalva (for himself, Ms. Chu, Mr. Conyers, Ms. Norton, Ms. Lee of California, Ms. Schakowsky, and Mr. Serrano) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means
To amend title XVI of the Social Security Act to update eligibility for the supplemental security income program, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Supplemental Security Income
Restoration Act of 2013
Update in eligibility for the supplemental security income program
Update in general income exclusion
Section 1612(b)(2)(A) of the Social
Security Act (
42 U.S.C. 1382a(b)(2)(A)
) is amended by striking
$240 and inserting
$1,320 (increased as described in
section 1617(d) for each calendar year after 2015).
Update in earned income exclusion
1612(b)(4) of such Act (
42 U.S.C. 1382a(b)(4)
) is amended by striking
$780 each place it appears and inserting
(increased as described in section 1617(d) for each calendar year after
Update in resource limit for individuals and couples
(A), by striking
$2,250 and all that follows through the end of
the subparagraph and inserting
$15,000 in calendar year 2015, and shall
be increased as described in section 1617(d) for each subsequent calendar
in subparagraph (B), by striking
$1,500 and all that follows through the end of the subparagraph
$10,000 in calendar year 2015, and shall be increased as
described in section 1617(d) for each subsequent calendar year..
Section 1617 of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1382f) is amended—
in the section
heading, by inserting
; inflation adjustment after
by adding at the end the following:
In the case of any calendar year after 2015, each of the amounts specified in sections 1611(a)(3), 1612(b)(2)(A), and 1612(b)(4) shall be increased by multiplying each such amount by the quotient (not less than 1) obtained by dividing—
the average of the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI–W, as published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the Department of Labor) for the 12-month period ending with September of the preceding calendar year, by
such average for the 12-month period ending with September 2014.
Support and maintenance furnished in kind not included as income
(other than support or maintenance furnished in kind) after
all other income; and
in subparagraph (A)—
in clause (ii) (as so redesignated), by
and the provisions of clause (i) shall not be
(F), by inserting
and at the end;
(G), by striking
; and and inserting a period;
by moving subparagraph (G) 2 ems to the right; and
by striking subparagraph (H).
In determining the amount of income of an alien during the period of 5 years after such alien's entry into the United States, support or maintenance furnished in cash to the alien by such alien's sponsor (to the extent that it reflects income or resources which were taken into account in determining the amount of income and resources to be deemed to the alien under subsection (a) or (b) of this section) shall not be considered to be income of such alien under section 1612(a)(2)(A).
Repeal of penalty for disposal of resources for less than fair market value
Notification of Medicaid Policy Restricting Eligibility of Institutionalized Individuals for Benefits Based on Disposal of Resources for Less Than Fair Market Value
At the time an individual (and the individual's eligible spouse, if any) applies for benefits under this title, and at the time the eligibility of an individual (and such spouse, if any) for such benefits is redetermined, the Commissioner of Social Security shall—
inform such individual of the provisions of section 1917(c) providing for a period of ineligibility for benefits under title XIX for individuals who make certain dispositions of resources for less than fair market value, and inform such individual that information obtained pursuant to subparagraph (B) will be made available to the State agency administering a State plan under title XIX (as provided in paragraph (2)); and
obtain from such individual information which may be used by the State agency in determining whether or not a period of ineligibility for such benefits would be required by reason of section 1917(c).
The Commissioner of Social Security shall make the information obtained under paragraph (1)(B) available, on request, to any State agency administering a State plan approved under title XIX.
The amendments made by this Act shall take effect on January 1, 2015.